Every morning for the last few months, I worked on the Crocus Bud Shawl while my coffee brewed. It became such a pleasant daily habit, I was actually a little sad last week when I realized the piece was about as long as it needed to be.
Pattern: Crocus Bud Shawl by Sharlene Boyce
Yarn: Madelinetosh Prairie in Winter Wheat
The pattern is written as a rectangular scarf or shawl, but I made it an infinity cowl by slip-stitching the two edges together.
It seems really odd now, not seeing that beautiful golden color waiting for me on the kitchen counter each morning. I have about 250 yards of this gorgeous Madelinetosh Prairie left and feel like I've got to use it for something. Any ideas? (Doesn't have to be crochet.)
The Crocus Bud Shawl is one of those designs that's a joy to make more than once. A few years ago I made a wide, cozy version in Knit Picks Shadow:
Pattern: Crocus Bud Shawl, by Sharlene Boyce
Yarns: Knit Picks Shadow in Sunset and Oregon Coast overdyed gold
It's entirely likely I'll make another Crocus Bud ... and if anyone I normally make gifts for would like one, for a 2012 birthday maybe, feel free to drop a hint! Be sure to tell me which colors of Prairie you like, because I would love to work with this yarn again. (Colorways of Madelinetosh Prairie here.)